Little Rotary moments that transformed my life

By Rotary International

Heidi Resetaritis at a 5K walk/run to promote health and fitness and raise money for PolioPlus.

Heidi Resetarits at a 5K walk/run that raised money for PolioPlus.

By Heidi Resetarits

Little moments of connectivity in life — who you talk to, who you share with — can completely change your trajectory. A few years ago at a holiday work party, I met my friend and future mentor, Ann Tull. The party was dull, but our conversation sparked a little light in me that transformed my life.

Ann introduced me to Rotary, and eventually encouraged me to apply for an Ambassadorial Scholarship. I realized that working toward higher education and a future that revolved around Service Above Self was what I was looking for. A year later and I was on my way to the United Nations University for Peace in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, as an Ambassadorial Scholar from Rotary District 5450.

Running for health
I loved studying for a Master of Arts in responsible management and sustainable economic development and meeting classmates who shared a similar vision. I built a network of friends who have become my global family. Two other Scholars and I put together a 5K Walk/Run for peace to promote health and fitness and to raise funds for PolioPlus and the local Red Cross. We also garnered …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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